ExcelTrack® Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Program at a Glance
- Control your pace, your deadlines, the number of courses you take at a time, and which resources will help you learn best.
- Earn the same high-quality bachelor’s degree in health care administration as a standard online Purdue Global program—only faster and for less money.*
- Transfer credit for work experience and prior learning to save time and complete your degree sooner.†
- Take as many 1-credit courses as you want in a term, and pay one flat tuition rate.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Overview
The world of health care is changing at an unprecedented pace. Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack® bachelor’s degree in health care administration helps prepare you to gain the skills you need to administer, lead, and manage hospitals, organizations, and health care systems.
Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, our ExcelTrack® bachelor’s in health care administration is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered to help you earn your degree faster.
ExcelTrack® gives you more control over your education, allowing you to speed past what you already know and focus on mastering what you need to learn. Once enrolled in the online health care administration bachelor’s degree program, you will take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and identify which courses you need to take. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.
Work at your own pace while studying 100% online. Speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
Each ExcelTrack® course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know and spend time only on what you need to learn.
Take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate of $2,500, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
- You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time-management skills.
- You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
- You have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.
If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.Learn More About ExcelTrack®
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Prepare for a Rewarding Career in Health Care
The bachelor’s degree in health care administration curriculum is designed to explore industry updates and innovations and focus on preparing you to:
- Attain skills and knowledge to master research, critical thinking, and problem-solving as it relates to health care.
- Apply management principles toward team building and collaborative decision making.
- Consider the forces that are influencing today’s health delivery systems when making health care management decisions.
- Analyze and uphold the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health care administration.
“Purdue Global's ExcelTrack® program gave me the ability to receive a top-rate education while also giving me flexibility. The faculty and staff were responsive and attentive to my every need.”
ExcelTrack® BS in Health Care Administration
The program culminates with an original capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health care administration knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.
What Courses Will I Take?
The ExcelTrack® health care administration degree consists of 174 single-credit courses as well as a 6-credit capstone course.
All health care administration courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.See All ExcelTrack Courses
- Health Policy and Law
- Operational Principles of Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations
- Impacts of Use of Electronic Health Records
- Foundational Ethical Theories
- Evidence-Based Public Health
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits60
- Elective Credits75
- Total Credits180
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services manager is projected to grow 32%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2020 to 2030.‡ Our bachelor’s in health care administration offers a solid foundation of knowledge for careers in health settings such as insurance companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, and doctors' offices.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Judgement and Decision Making
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
*ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.
†Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.
‡Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm; National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
§Testimonial: This testimonial was obtained by Purdue University Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.